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At The Pawn Shop

There is a spirit of adventure, when you open the old wooden door
of the old Main Street Pawn Shop,  a wonderful place to explore

I hear a tinkling sound, from the suspended brass bell
And when I enter the shadows, I am under the spell

I often drop by, a chance for a glance, to dance into time
A dingy old store ..., this place I adore..what was his, could be mine?

I scour the junk, the discarded old trunk, a bit of history in disguise
Elbow to elbow, wall to wall...a sea of collectibles to capture my eyes

Upon every visit, a brand new dilemma.. what might I find in the gloom?
How can I use this? Should I buy that? Will I have room?

As the lifting down from the dusty shelves, the musty scent of wood
Telling a story...pungent and sweet....restore it?....I could!!

A treasure, I'll think...Soon after the clink that nourishes a till
For mere pennies...I will haul it home...paint, polish or shine...that's the thrill! 
How divine! Once it was theirs..., lost in a time it is mine...
Swift on the track of the years that had left it behind....

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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  1. Date: 7/9/2013 9:44:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning poem. Nice Rhyme and a lovely touch of nostalgia.

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 9:30:00 AM
    congrats on a fine win Carrie

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 7:12:00 AM
    Carrie, when I was younger I'd buy old furniture, clean it up and tole paint beautiful floral designs on them. I use to instucted classes on refinishing and tole painting. I can relate to your poem, such fun it was. Congrats on your well deserve win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 12:47:00 AM
    ha I love it .... congrats all the way :-) ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 10:26:00 PM
    Nicely done Carrie. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 7:12:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie...For some reason I always found these shops to be terribly your poem.. BG

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win. In these modern days, the pawnbroker unlocks the door with a buzzer to let you in while he is seated behind the protection of very thick plexiglass.

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 3:11:00 PM
    Carrie, a might fun theme... congratulations in the pawn shop contest...xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 2:48:00 PM
    I really liked it, it had depth! higher for me...Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 7:09:00 PM
    Wow, very nicely done. I have wandered in this poem many times. randy

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 9:59:00 AM
    Carrie, what a delightful read! it felt like I was in the pawn shop right along beside you under the same spell....awesome write! Hugs

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 7:37:00 PM
    yes, some places like these can be so interesting. My daughter is a yard sale junkie!!! I used to visit thrift shops all the time when I lived in CA. Those are just as fun. I think you captured the essence of the pawn shop very well.

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 9:00:00 AM
    How intriguing. I remember as a kid looking in the pawn shop window at an old violin and thinking that if I could I would buy it - maybe discover a Stradivarius. Love, daver

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 8:44:00 AM
    Carrie, this is beautiful, I was transported to the pawn shop with you, I have such a place in my neighbourhood also, so packed with stuff it is difficult to navigate, but oh so awesome when a treasure is found, I never plan what I will find, I just let it happen, best of luck in the contest, and thanks so much for all your awesome comments on my poetry, constance

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 3:42:00 PM
    Lovely Carrie really enjoyed reading, your version, thanks for sharing:0)

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 3:11:00 PM
    nice one, carrie! best of luck in the contest...

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:37:00 PM
    This is simply a brilliant and timeless write my friend! I really loved reading this enlightening poem this evening! What a fantastic piece, such a tremendous poem, Great Work!!